Teddy bears and Roadrunners reign on Ontario

Teddy bears and Roadrunners reign on Ontario

TUCSON, AZ - Zbynek Michalek sent the teddy bears flying for the first time in Roadrunners history and Christian Fischer scored the overtime game winner as Tucson topped the Ontario Reign 5-4 on Friday night.

Michalek scored on a one-timer from the left point at 4:45 of the first period to score the first of three power play goals for the Roadrunners as the team jumped out to a 3-0 first period lead adding goals by Conor Garland and Chris Mueller.

Ontario fought back to tie the game at 3-3 midway through the third before Kyle Wood scored a power play goal at 14:49 to put Tucson ahead once more, but just 23 seconds later Jonny Brodzinski tied it up once again for the Reign.

The game pushed into overtime where the Roadrunners carried over a power play from regulation, and Fischer scored on a wrist shot from the high slot just :27 into the extra session to give Tucson the second point.

Adin Hill picked up his eighth win of the season with 33 saves.


  • Michalek’s teddy bear goal was his first as a Roadrunner
  • Jamie McBain recorded three assists on the night, a personal season high
  • Kyle Wood’s power play goal was his fifth of the season, tying him for the league lead in that category among defensemen
  • Tucson got back to being one of the better power play teams in the AHL converting 3-for-6 while the Reign finished just 1-for-5.

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